The Covid-19 crisis has now reached a new critical phase where public health systems need to act decisively to contain the growth in new epicenters outside China. Find out how to continue teaching while the pandemic crisis is happening.
As many of you may be aware, today the Minister of Health announced that 34 more cases of COVID-19 had been identified and 88 of those cases has been confirmed as being in the Western Cape. The UCT leadership has established the UCT business continuity management coordinating committee – the COVID-19 Coordinating Committee (CCC) – which is responsible for responding to the outbreak.
Open Education Week is a celebration of the Open Education Movement, that aims to raise awareness about open education and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide.
The Computer Lab plays an important role in the faculty of Health Sciences, evidenced by its high usage for learning, tutorials and assessment-type activities. Some aspects make it less than ideal as a learning environment: because it is situated in the basement of the building, there are no windows to admit natural light or fresh air into the venue.
In September of 2017, we started hosting regular sessions of twelve-minute talks around the topic of Teaching & Educating using Technology (TET). These conversations, modelled after the famous TED talks, were created as a time and a space for people to share ideas with faculty members during lunchtime breaks once a month.
The NMC Horizon Report identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education.”
Technology-enhanced teaching and learning is becoming an important part of medical education
Our new webinar series, co-hosted with The International Centre for Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, explores how health professionals around the world are increasingly using digital technologies to prepare for practice, keep their knowledge and skills updated and train others.
Sign up now: Click here to register for these 30-minute webinars, send us your questions (FHS EDU Elearning) and – if you can’t join us on the day – be informed when the webinar recordings and transcripts are available to download.
At the end of 2017, the Education Development Unit in the DHSE held a session for course conveners to hear how we could support them in 2017, what with the mini-semester and a series of condensed courses lying ahead. Based on the needs expressed in that session arranged by Elmi Badenhorst and Busayo Ige, the EDU and the Writing Lab put their heads together to create a series of survival guides for course conveners
Innovation won the day at the Faculty’s 8th annual Celebrating Health Sciences Education Conference this year. The Faculty’s creative and inquiring minds shared how they have addressed some vexing educational challenges. The award for the best presentation went to Jaisubash Jayakumar for his paper on “Innovative Strategies for Enhanced Learning of Immunology”. Dr Jayakumar designed a technology based solution that supports students’ learning and combats the negative perceptions that first year students can develop if they struggle while learning immunology for the first time.
In celebrating Health Sciences, the Department of Health Sciences Education (DHSE) will be hosting a conference on 04 August 2016, from 08:00 t0 16:30. The focus will be on the past, present and future of Health Sciences Education.